RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE NASAL, INNER-CANTHAL AND MESIODISTAL WIDTHS OF THE MAXILLARY ANTERIOR TEETH IN A KENYAN POPULATION
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RAEL MORAA ARIEMBA (BDS., Nbi), V60/76508/2009

ABSTRACT
Background: Edentulism is a worldwide condition that necessitates oral rehabilitation of
the edentulous patient through fabrication of conventional complete dentures, implant
supported removable complete dentures or implant retained bridges. A natural
appearance of complete dentures is partly achieved through selection of appropriate
moulds of artificial anterior teeth. Absence of pre-extraction records can, however, make
the process of anterior tooth selection challenging for clinicians leading to patients being
dissatisfied with the prostheses. Although a number of studies have investigated the use
of facial measurements as a method of calculating anterior tooth widths, the results have
been contradictory. Furthermore, there is also the paucity of data regarding the use of
facial measurements for anterior tooth selection among African populations.

Start Month: 
January
Start Year: 
2009
End Month: 
October
End Year: 
2014
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